John W Ayers

Summary

Publications

  1. doi request reprint What's the healthiest day?: Circaseptan (weekly) rhythms in healthy considerations
    John W Ayers
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 47:73-6. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Do celebrity cancer diagnoses promote primary cancer prevention?
    John W Ayers
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 58:81-4. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Seasonality in seeking mental health information on Google
    John W Ayers
    Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:520-5. 2013
  4. pmc A novel evaluation of World No Tobacco day in Latin America
    John W Ayers
    Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, MA, USA
    J Med Internet Res 14:e77. 2012
  5. pmc It's others, not the police: smoking, reprimand, and fines among adults of Korean descent in California
    C Richard Hofstetter
    Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, 9245 Sky Park Court, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Health Psychol 29:255-61. 2010
  6. pmc Do christian denominations exhibit higher rates of alcohol consumption? A study of Korean American women in California
    D Eastern Kang Sim
    Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Relig Health 52:285-98. 2013
  7. pmc Smoking trajectories among Koreans in Seoul and California: exemplifying a common error in age parameterization
    Jon Patrick Allem
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 13:1851-6. 2012
  8. pmc Exploring religious mechanisms for healthy alcohol use: religious messages and drinking among Korean women in California
    John W Ayers
    Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123 4388, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:890-8. 2009
  9. pmc The environment modifies the relationship between social networks and secondhand smoke exposure among korean nonsmokers in seoul and california
    Jon Patrick Allem
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Asia Pac J Public Health 27:NP437-47. 2015
  10. pmc Novel surveillance of psychological distress during the great recession
    John W Ayers
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, MA, USA
    J Affect Disord 142:323-30. 2012

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Publications16

  1. doi request reprint What's the healthiest day?: Circaseptan (weekly) rhythms in healthy considerations
    John W Ayers
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 47:73-6. 2014
    ..Biological clocks govern numerous aspects of human health, including weekly clocks-called circaseptan rhythms-that typically include early-week spikes for many illnesses...
  2. doi request reprint Do celebrity cancer diagnoses promote primary cancer prevention?
    John W Ayers
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 58:81-4. 2014
    ..Celebrity cancer diagnoses generate considerable media coverage of and increase interest in cancer screening, but do they also promote primary cancer prevention?..
  3. doi request reprint Seasonality in seeking mental health information on Google
    John W Ayers
    Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:520-5. 2013
    ..One promising approach to bridge similar gaps elsewhere has been the use of passively generated digital data...
  4. pmc A novel evaluation of World No Tobacco day in Latin America
    John W Ayers
    Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, MA, USA
    J Med Internet Res 14:e77. 2012
    ..World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), commemorated annually on May 31, aims to inform the public about tobacco harms. Because tobacco control surveillance is usually annualized, the effectiveness of WNTD remains unexplored into its 25th year...
  5. pmc It's others, not the police: smoking, reprimand, and fines among adults of Korean descent in California
    C Richard Hofstetter
    Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, 9245 Sky Park Court, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Health Psychol 29:255-61. 2010
    ..This study assesses the association of immediate social and legal reprimand and current smoking status among Californians of Korean descent...
  6. pmc Do christian denominations exhibit higher rates of alcohol consumption? A study of Korean American women in California
    D Eastern Kang Sim
    Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Relig Health 52:285-98. 2013
    ..Path analysis suggested that specific denominations had both direct and indirect effects on the outcome of interest, and that religious commitment and drinking models served as moderators for this phenomenon...
  7. pmc Smoking trajectories among Koreans in Seoul and California: exemplifying a common error in age parameterization
    Jon Patrick Allem
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 13:1851-6. 2012
    ..Social role transitions provide plausible explanations for the decline in smoking after 35. Investigators should be mindful of nonlinearities in age when attempting to understand tobacco use...
  8. pmc Exploring religious mechanisms for healthy alcohol use: religious messages and drinking among Korean women in California
    John W Ayers
    Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123 4388, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:890-8. 2009
    ..This research identifies social reinforcers within religious institutions associated with alcohol consumption among Korean women in California...
  9. pmc The environment modifies the relationship between social networks and secondhand smoke exposure among korean nonsmokers in seoul and california
    Jon Patrick Allem
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Asia Pac J Public Health 27:NP437-47. 2015
    ..Network interventions in combination with policies and/or health campaigns may help reduce SHSe globally. ..
  10. pmc Novel surveillance of psychological distress during the great recession
    John W Ayers
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, MA, USA
    J Affect Disord 142:323-30. 2012
    ..However, no sentinels exist to evaluate contemporaneous associations. Aggregate Internet search query surveillance was used to monitor population changes in PD around the United States' Great Recession...
  11. doi request reprint Cancer information seeking in the digital age: effects of Angelina Jolie's prophylactic mastectomy announcement
    Seth M Noar
    School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill SMN, DBF Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill SMN, KMR Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico BMA Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California JWA Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill KMR
    Med Decis Making 35:16-21. 2015
    ..This study used digital surveillance to examine the impact of Angelina Jolie's prophylactic mastectomy announcement on cancer information seeking...
  12. pmc Adult prescription drug use and pediatric medication exposures and poisonings
    Lindsey C Burghardt
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 132:18-27. 2013
    ..The objective of the study was to measure the association between changing adult prescription drug patterns and pediatric medication exposures and poisonings and identify high-risk classes of medications and pediatric age groups...
  13. pmc Does church participation facilitate tobacco control? A report on Korean immigrants
    C Richard Hofstetter
    Department of Political Science and the Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 12:187-97. 2010
    ..This study explores hypotheses linking church attendance to smoking prevalence, cessation, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and household smoking bans among Korean immigrants in California...
  14. pmc Digital detection for tobacco control: online reactions to the 2009 U.S. cigarette excise tax increase
    John W Ayers
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
    Nicotine Tob Res 16:576-83. 2014
    ..We demonstrate for the first time an approach for analyzing aggregate Internet search queries that captures precise changes in population considerations about tobacco...
  15. doi request reprint Tracking the rise in popularity of electronic nicotine delivery systems (electronic cigarettes) using search query surveillance
    John W Ayers
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:448-53. 2011
    ..Public interest in electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) is undocumented...
  16. pmc Assessing the online social environment for surveillance of obesity prevalence
    Rumi Chunara
    Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e61373. 2013
    ..Understanding the social environmental around obesity has been limited by available data. One promising approach used to bridge similar gaps elsewhere is to use passively generated digital data...